If I Only Had a Brain
If you missed the first part of our journey down the yellow brick road, you missed how we all long for a place over the rainbow. The second leg of our journey deals with the loveable scarecrow. The scarecrow in the movie has become a favorite to so many. He was the first one Dorothy met and grew to be her favorite by the end of the movie as well. Why is he a favorite? I think it is because we can relate to him so well. He kept saying that he needed something to fill his head besides straw. It kept getting in the way of him thinking and being who he wanted to be. We can say the same thing. We need to be in control of our minds, but how hard is that when the world around us tries to fill our heads with things like straw that don’t need to be in there! We are told in Romans 8:6 to be careful with what fills our heads because:
For the mind set on the flesh is death, but the mind set on the Spirit is life and peace.
This verse is very clear in telling us if our heads are filled with things of this world we are doomed, but God always gives us a reward for doing what He asks and our reward for filling our heads with godly and spiritual things is a peaceful life. In Philippians 4:8 God tells us that excellent things should control our minds and that we should think on Heavenly things, Colossians 3:2. What are some excellent things to think upon and how can we do that? It is not easy. Isaiah 55:8 tells us:
My thoughts are not your thoughts and my ways are not your ways.
The Scarecrow made his “no brains” his excuse. What do we use as an excuse for not thinking excellent things?
At some points in the movie it seemed as though the Scarecrow just did not want to think. This hits home with us BIG TIME! We want someone else to do the thinking for us. We live in a society today where we take what we are given and we take it as truth. As Christian women, we cannot do this. We cannot be like the crowd and yell out, “Crucify Him!” just because everyone else is. We must be like the Bereans in Acts 17:11 and “search the scriptures daily” to see if what is being taught is truth.
We need to set our minds on things above so we can follow the narrow road to our goal of heaven.